Man accused of kidnapping girlfriend's baby during Tuesday's Amber Alert due in court

March 22, 2013 5:02:03 AM PDT
The man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's baby daughter is expected to make his first court appearance later today.

Byron Gee, 26, is charged with kidnapping and robbery. Police accuse him of taking his 4-month-old Stephanie Phillips from her mother at her southwest Houston apartment complex Tuesday morning. An Amber Alert was issued shortly thereafter.

Officers also say Gee then carjacked a woman and drove her vehicle to Galveston with the baby.

Galveston police found the baby safe and alone at a motel room on the island that night and Gee hiding under a nearby house.

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